Dos Caminos, the Palazzo’s high-end Mexican restaurant, abruptly closed its doors Monday.
The eatery, which opened in February 2008, has no plans to reopen at the resort.
The closure comes on the heels of a bitter battle between operator Two Roads Las Vegas and its landlord. In 2010, the Las Vegas Sands Corp., which owns the Palazzo and is owned by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, sued Two Roads for nonpayment of rent. Two Roads executives claim the Sands Corp. reneged on the long-term rental agreement the parties negotiated. A Sands spokesman denied the charge but declined further comment.
The Sands eventually won the right to evict Dos Caminos, and a state Supreme Court judge upheld the eviction after Two Roads appealed. Officials at the restaurant company, headquartered in New York, called the decision “preordained” and accused local judges of bias toward Adelson.
Dos Caminos Las Vegas was owned by East Coast restaurateur Stephen Hanson and his company B.R. Guest. It was the Mexican restaurant’s fourth outpost and the first outside New York City.